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RE: APIs, messaging

The late Douglas Adams anticipated you there, Eric. The Restaurant at the
End of the Universe has talking cows that recommend their best cuts and then
"pop 'round to the kitchen and have [themselves] shot'.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Bohlman [mailto:ebohlman@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 12:24 PM
> To: Jeff Lowery; 'Simon St.Laurent'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: APIs, messaging
> 5/23/01 1:28:11 PM, Jeff Lowery <jlowery@scenicsoft.com> wrote:
> >The object-centric butcher sends me a live hog, with 
> markings indicating
> >where the bacon is, tools for butchering the hog, and maybe 
> even detailed
> >instructions on how to butcher it. If I were to ask for 
> bacon again, I'd get
> >a different set of tools and instructions written by a 
> different butcher who
> >appears to use different methods than the last butcher, or 
> maybe they're the
> >same methods named differently.
> Sounds awfully procedural ("structured programming") to me.  
> I'd expect an OO butcher to send me a 
> live pig that knows how to butcher itself, along with a list 
> of the appropriate messages needed to 
> initiate the process.
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